Meeting God

Author: Irish Carmelites
Editor: Columba Press (IE)
ISBN: 9781782181422
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A prayer book drawing on the Carmelite spiritual tradition celebrating the eight hundredth anniversary of the Carmelite Order, a rule which goes back to St. Albert of Jerusalem after 1207. The new volume consists of prayers, reflections, poetry and biographies from the Carmelite spiritual heritage. "A delightful book."--Carmelite Digest. "The little book contains much information on the Carmelite Order... its charm would attract those who know and love the Carmel tradition."--Catholic Library World.

The Way Of The Cross With The Carmelite Saints

Author: St. John of the Cross
Editor: ICS Publications
ISBN: 1939272041
Size: 15,83 MB
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This book offers one of the most fruitful and popular practices of Christian devotion: the Way of the Cross, or Stations of the Cross, from a Carmelite perspective. The reader has the opportunity to make the Way of the Cross with five inspiring Carmelite saints: John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, Thérèse of Lisieux, Edith Stein (Teresa Benedicta of the Cross) and Elizabeth of the Trinity. In effect, the book provides five different Ways of the Cross which the reader can use for prayer. A complete set of reflections from each saint includes a brief Scripture passage, followed by a selection from the saint’s writings; footnotes identify the source document for each. These saints have a perennial message for us, helping us to mine, as St. John of the Cross described it, the deep, inexhaustible love and riches of Christ, especially demonstrated in his Passion, death and resurrection. The Way of the Cross with the Carmelite Saints is an ideal prayer resource for the Lenten season, or for personal prayer and reflection at any time throughout the year.

Essence Of Prayer

Author: Ruth Burrows
Editor: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9781587680397
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In this simple but profoundly insightful book we find the richness of vision of a contemplative nun whose message counteracts the tendency of so much modern writing about the spiritual life.

The Carmelite Way

Author: John Welch
Editor: Gracewing Publishing
ISBN: 9780852443118
Size: 15,18 MB
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False Impressions Mysterious Husband Box Lobby Challenge Natural Son Carmelite

Author: Elizabeth born Simpson Inchbald
Editor:
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Annunciations Sacred Music For The Twenty First Century

Author: George Corbett
Editor: Open Book Publishers
ISBN: 1783747293
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Our contemporary culture is communicating ever-increasingly through the visual, through film, and through music. This makes it ever more urgent for theologians to explore the resources of art for enriching our understanding and experience of the Judeo-Christian tradition. Annunciations: Sacred Music for the twenty-First Century, edited by George Corbett, answers this need, evaluating the relationship between the sacred and the composition, performance, and appreciation of music. Through the theme of ‘annunciations’, this volume interrogates how, when, why, through and to whom God communicates in the Old and New Testaments. In doing so, it tackles the intimate relationship between Scriptural reflection and musical practice in the past, its present condition, and what the future might hold. Annunciations comprises three parts. Part I sets out flexible theological and compositional frameworks for a constructive relationship between the sacred and music. Part II presents the reflections of theologians and composers involved in collaborating on new pieces of sacred choral music, alongside the six new scores and links to the recordings. Part III considers the reality of programming and performing sacred works today. This volume provides an indispensable resource for scholars and artists working at the interface between theology and the arts, and for those involved in sacred music. However, it will also be of interest to anyone concerned with the ways in which the Divine communicates through word and artistry to humanity.

Could You Not Watch With Me One Hour

Author: Fr. Florian Racine
Editor: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 158617777X
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Fr. Florian Racine offers us a beautiful formation guide on Eucharistic adoration that will help us to practice it in all its depth, and with a missionary perspective. God has made himself particularly close to mankind in Jesus his Son. The redemptive Incarnation of his Son is how God reconciles mankind with himself. The memorial of the Passover of Christ is therefore at the heart of our relationship with God. In the Blessed Sacrament, the resurrected Jesus is really present and acting; he draws all mankind into his filial relationship with the Father, through the power of the Holy Spirit. Thus, following the plan of God, Catholics put the Eucharist at the heart of their lives, and take time to adore Jesus in the Holy Sacrament. The adorer wants to abide within the dynamic life of the Eucharist, just as he desires that the Eucharist transform his whole life. Adoration and Eucharistic life transform believers into the image of Christ. The author invites us on an itinerary, a journey of faith, in fifty-two stagesÑas many as the weeks in a year. He starts by showing how the Word of God is made present in the Eucharist, and then he invites us to mature in faith and to be transformed by a greater communion with Christ.

Standing Together In The Community Of God

Author: Paul A. Janowiak
Editor: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0814662579
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We are here on earth not to guard a museum but to cultivate a garden flourishing with life and promised to a glorious future, John XXIII exhorted the Church at the dawn of the Second Vatican Council. In an age when some skeptics suggest that the reformed liturgy has lost the wonder and spiritual depth of previous ages, Standing Together in the Community of God affirms that we need not look back; the Sacred Mysteries are already in our midst. Their wellspring and summit is the heart of God, shared in the Trinity's own communion, announced now as pure Gift. Praising God for God's saving acts in Jesus, as Vatican II reminded us, we encounter Christ's sacramental presence in four modes: in the person of the priest who gathers the community into communion, in the elements and actions of the sacraments, in the word proclaimed and preached, and in the assembly praying and singing (SC #7). In rhythm and harmony, these modes invite us to encounter the multivalent depth of the Mysteries that announce Christ in you, the hope of glory (Col 1:27). Together they proclaim the Risen One among us, the totus Christus, hope for a hungry world. Allowing each mode its respect as a bearer of the sacred, these focal words and actions in the liturgy echo a communion song that announces Christ's real presence to us and for us and with us. Beginning deep within, this is a spirituality and piety for the twenty-first century, ever ancient and ever new. Paul A. Janowiak, SJ, has been an associate professor of sacramental and liturgical theology at the School of Theology and Ministry at Seattle University in Seattle, Washington. He now teaches at the Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University in Berkeley, California.

The Raw Stillness Of Heaven

Author: Tim Bete
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781542803946
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Praise "Beautiful and very accomplished. There's a spareness about the language and a quietness which makes these poems excellent vehicles for reflection and prayer. We need God's stillness in the world. These poems really contain His silence." - Sally Read, poet and author of Night's Bright Darkness "In this collection of beautiful and soul stirring poems by the new poet, Tim Bete, the reader-or perhaps more appropriately, the contemplative listener-will discover a means of transport into the center of the human encounter with God. Drawing on everything from the earliest and sometimes painful childhood memories, as in 'Hangar Shirts', to the inevitable lifetime journey of the prodigal's return in 'The Longest Road,' Bete's poems have the impact of encouraging the reader to both enter in, and later be drawn back out from our often all too raw human experience. Along the way, and as part of this spiritual exercise of entering in and going forth, Bete uses the powerful imagery of night, nature, snow and silence to paint this picture of encounter, as when in the 'Silent Winter Prayer' he writes, "At that moment, You pierced my heart, fracturing the tabernacle of the woods." These poems are a powerful and quite enjoyable read in and of themselves, but perhaps the most compelling aspect of this collection is its ability to help us, in a prayerful way, identify and wrestle with our own fragile faith in the midst of a quite unpredictable existence. This is well demonstrated in the poem, "Invocation for a Dying Man." Here Bete invites us to experience the apparent futility of the act of prayer in the midst of pain, "God took the man and we sobbed because God hadn't listened." But then he offers his readers, in the later poem, 'Love's Call,' the hopeful note of victory, transition, encounter and even the vision of an eternal embrace, "Yet death He nimbly smashed, like a fragile earthen vase and called out to His souls, come through this death to Me." For those who appreciate good poetry, this will be a very enjoyable read. But even more so, for those who seek in poetry an encounter between the interior and the eternal, this collection will serve as fair passage to that rendezvous." - Mark Danis, OCDS, co-host of the Carmelite Conversations radio program Description Through poems about prayer, conversion and faith, Tim Bete shares his search for God--a search that is common to each of us. Somewhere in the intersection of holy silence and the struggles of daily life, God appears: in a winter evening walk, in the smell of incense at church, in a blue patio chair, in the Sacrament of Confession. More than a collection of poems, this book is a prayer journal--a glimpse into the faith journey of the poet. To read samples of the poetry from the book, visit www.GrayRising.com.